Duck Nearshore Experiment (DUCK94) 1994

(With Prof T. Stanton, Department of Oceanography, Naval Postgraduate School)

CRAB towing sled into the surf zone at Duck North Carolina.

[Image of CRAB towing sled out at Duck, NC]

The Coherent Acoustic Sediment Profiler (CASP) was developed under Army Corps of Engineers funding to make cm-scale measurements of 3 component velocity vectors and sediment mass profiles to study sediment transport dynamics in the nearshore environment. The instrument was successfully deployed at the Duck94 nearshore experiment at Duck, NC to determine turbulent properties of the wave and mean current forced bottom boundary layer. The CASP was mounted on an instrumented sled which was moved across the nearshore each day, defining the vertical structure of the mean currents and wave-forced sediment transport.


Faria, A. F. G., E. B. Thornton, T. P. Stanton, and C. Soares, 1996. Vertical profiles of Longshore Currents and Related Bed Shear Stress and Bottom Roughness. Submitted to J. Geophys. Res.

Stanton, T. P., 1996. "Coherent Acosutic Sediment Flux Probe". Army Corps of Engineers report CERC-96-1.

Stanton, T. P., 1996. "Probing Ocean Wave Boundary layers with a Hybrid Bistatic / Monostatic Coherent Acoustic Doppler Profiler". Proceedings of the Microstructure Sensors in the Ocean Worksop, Mt Hood, October 1996.

Stanton and Kohanowich. "Calibration of a Coherent Acoustic Sediment Profiler (CASP) and Analysis of Sediment Transport During Duck94. Submitted to Coastal Engineering, 1997.

Last updated 29 October 1997